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Wallis and Alice were very, very busy!

Obstacle courses for squirrels

S T A R S of the W E E K - Alice and Oscar for managing the changes we have had so brilliantly. Well done!!!!

Just a reminder - Forest School will be on Monday 28th.

Our learning this week: 

This week we will be moving on to learn about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale - Key Worker Heroes. We will be looking at how nurses help us and how these pioneers helped to change nursing for the better. We will be discussing how society viewed them both very differently. We will end the week with a clap for nurses and celebrate these two amazing women. 

In maths the children did very well in the place value block and we hope this will stand them in good stead for the year. We will moving on to Addition and Subtraction starting with fact families. Have a look at our fluency maths board for the methods we will be using.

 

 We are still working hard with our phonics and this week will be recapping: 

New graphemes: a_e,   e_e,

 i_ e,  o_e,  u_e

Tricky words for reading and spelling: some come were there

Math Fluency Board

Scissor painting Matisse style!

Today Willow Class voted for their favourite trees in the Woodland Trust Tree of the Year 2020. We voted for the Wilmington Yew in Sussex which is 1600 years old and the Remedy Oak in Dorset. 

 

Here is the link if you want to vote again with your child. 

 

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/tree-of-the-year/england/

S T A R S of the W E E K - Ellice and Elsie for setting so well into year 2 Willow Class and being wonderful role models for the class.

Friday afternoon choosing time

Make it like Mondrian

Paint like Picasso

Wallis at home

Our learning this week: 

This week we will be moving on to learning about Helen Keller. The children will learn all about her life and what she is famous for. They will also evaluate how welcoming our school is for a child that is deaf and blind. We will be writing letters to Mrs Holmes to share our findings and recommend some things we could do to improve playtime, guided reading and coming in to school for our fictional character. Not only will this work help us with our writing it will also help develop our empathy for others. 

 

In Maths, we will complete our final week on place value and numbers to 100. Children will be comparing objects and numbers using the language 'less than, greater than equal to'. We will also be revising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and learning how to count in 3's. Why not have a go at singing along to the video below: 

 

We are still working hard with our phonics and this week will be recapping: 

New graphemes: wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey

Tricky words for reading and spelling: said, so, have, like

 

Forest School - leaf idials

S T A R S of the W E E K! Amelia and Benny for settling so well in to Willow Class and Year 2. Well done!

Our learning this week: 

The children have made us all proud and settled into year 2 very well. Our topic this term is 'Famous People' and this week we will be learning all about the famous artists; Cezanne and Picasso. We will also be looking at their paintings and using adjectives to describe how we feel when we look at their work. By the end of the week we may have even painted our very own pictures inspired by the two famous artists. Alongside this, we will be reading the book 'Meeting Cezanne' by Michael Morpurgo and writing a book review for others. We are working really hard to extend our sentences alongside remembering finger spaces and punctuation is in the correct place. 

In Maths, we will continue to learn about place value and numbers to 100. Children should be able to read, recognise and write numbers to 100 by the end of the year. We will be learning that numbers can be split into lots of different ways for example; 68 can be 6 tens and 8 ones but it can also be 68 ones or 4 tens and 48 ones. Can you have a go at exploring different numbers at home? 

We are still working hard with our phonics and this week will be recapping: 

New graphemes: oy, ir, ue, aw

Tricky words for reading and spelling: Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

WELCOME BACK!  It was lovely to see the children back into school for the first half of the Autumn Term.

 

In Willow Class you will find Miss Eddy and Mrs Horn - any questions speak to us in the morning at the gate or you can email on year2@strathmore.herts.sch.uk

 

Our topic this half term is all about Famous People. 

 

We have a new class mascot called Wallis who is the Willow Tree Keeper. Wallis will go home with a member of Willow Class on Friday to have some adventures. Please bring Wallis back on Monday.

 

PE -  Your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg; this should be in school every day.  We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.  PE sessions for this half term will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday.

 

Reading books will be sent home but not reading records at the moment as these will be kept in school. Stick a note in the reading book when you want it to be changed. 

 

Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1, usually on a Monday afternoon. Our sessions this half term will be on Monday 14th September, Monday 28th September and Monday 12th OctoberYour child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.     

 

Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday.

 

Mrs Horn and I are very happy to have the class back in school. 

 

 

Self Portraits - can you guess who they are?

Painting trees like Paul Cezanne with water colours.

Here is Willow Class

Click on class pages to take a look at our amazing new clay tree!
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